The Principles of Psychology, Volume 2

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Macmillan, 1891 - Psychology
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User Review  - donbuch1 - LibraryThing

This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Read full review

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The texts themselves are priceless, but the translations in this volume are seriously dated and often obscure the meaning of the Greek - especially worthy of disdain are the Aristophanes translations ... Read full review

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Page 448 - Without the bodily states following on the perception, the latter would be purely cognitive in form, pale, colorless, " destitute of emotional warmth. We might then see the bear, and judge it best to run, receive the insult and deem it right to strike, but we should not
Page 313 - is a part of Destiny'—is in like manner nothing but an exorcism of all scepticism as to the pertinency of one's natural faculties. •• In a word, ' Son of Man, stand upon thy feet and I will speak unto thee. !' is the only revelation of truth to which the solving epochs have helped the disciple. But that has been enough to satisfy
Page 210 - born blind, and now adult, and taught by his touch to distinguish between a cube and a sphere, ... so as to tell, when he felt one and the other, which is the cube, which the sphere. Suppose then the cube and sphere placed
Page 36 - it is reported of the patient that "when he first saw, he was so far from making any judgment about distances, that he thought all objects whatever touched his eyes (as he expressed it) as what he felt did his skin." And other patients born blind, but relieved by surgical
Page 447 - state of mind gives rise to the bodily expression. My theory, on the contrary, is that the bodily changes follow directly the perception of the exciting fact, and that our feeling
Page 462 - his face, his gesture, and his whole body, as nearly as he could, into the exact similitude of the? person he intended to examine ; and then carefully observed what turn of mind he seemed to acquire by the change. So that, says my author, he was able to enter into the dispositions and thoughts
Page 6 - The simple ideas we receive from sensation and reflection are the boundaries of our thoughts ; beyond which, the mind whatever efforts it would make, is not able to advance one jot ; nor can it make any discoveries when it would pry into the nature and hidden causes of those ideas.
Page 301 - The remembrance of those fields and rivers has the same influence as a new argument. . . . The ceremonies of the Catholic religion may be considered as instances of the same nature. The devotees of that strange superstition usually plead in excuse for the mummeries with which they are upbraided that they feel the good effect
Page 638 - O my soul ! O my lamb ! seek not after the things which concern thee not. Thou earnest unto us and we welcomed thee • go in peace. " Of a truth thou hast spoken many words • and there is no harm done. for the speaker is one and the listener is another. After the fashion of
Page 461 - and its occasion seems ridiculous. Whistling to keep up courage is no mere figure of speech. On the other hand, sit all day in a moping posture, sigh, and reply to everything with a dismal voice, and your melancholy lingers.

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